Written by Jonna

Compare the Fitbit Charge 2 to the Garmin Vivosmart HR+

The Fitbit Charge 2 and the Garmin Vivosmart HR + have a lot in common. So they both have a built-in heart rate sensor, display smartphone notifications and measure your daily activities. But there are also differences. For example, the Garmin Vivosmart HR + has a built-in GPS sensor. Registers your distance and speed during exercise. The Fitbit Charge 2 does not have that, but is in turn very user-friendly.

Similarities and differences

Fitbit Charge 2 Garmin Vivosmart HR+
Heart rate sensor Yes Yes
Integrated gps sensor No Yes
Measures steps, sleep, and calories burned Yes Yes
Shows smartphone notifications Yes Yes
Measures distance and speed Yes No
Water resistance Splash proof Waterproof


The Fitbit Charge 2 is a complete activity tracker that measures your daily activities. The Garmin Vivosmart HR + measures your sports performance in addition to your steps, sleep and calorie burning. Thanks to the GPS sensor, you also measure your traveled distance and speed with the Vivosmart HR +. So if you want to use the tracker during exercise to monitor your progress, I would recommend the Garmin Vivosmart HR +. Are you less focused on improving your sports performance, but do you just want to keep an eye on your daily exercise and health? Then the Fitbit Charge 2 is a good activity tracker.

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